WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Green spaces, from parks and gardens to street trees, rivers and canals to pocket parks, are all vitally important for quality of life and health in urban areas, supporting recreation, relaxation and community building, as well providing space for wildlife, absorbing rainwater and removing harmful air pollutants. But how do we understand the contribution they are making on the ground, and ensure that this is protected and/or enhanced by new development when considering urban growth?
Vivid Economics, Barton Willmore and Exeter University are developing an innovative and easy-to-use toolkit which will calculate the location-specific health, social, economic and environmental benefits of urban green infrastructure. The project has been awarded funding by Innovate UK, the government agency supporting businesses to realise the potential of new technologies and commercial ideas.
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